No matter your skin type, an apple a day as a part of your skincare routine can provide great results.
While you are already aware of the great benefits you can enjoy when consuming apples internally, you may be surprised that using apples externally offers some great benefits too.
Apples are packed with essential nutrients, such as copper, vitamin C, and vitamin A. The copper in apples can help to maintain your skin’s melanin production, and melanin contributes to keeping skin protected from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
The vitamin C contributes to restoring levels of collagen, improving elasticity and preventing fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamin A in apples helps to boost the growth of new skin cells while repairing skin tissues that have been damaged.
Here’s a look at some great apple skincare recipes you can make for smooth, glowing, beautiful skin.
Oily Skin Face Pack
If you have oily skin, combine a teaspoon of lemon juice (freshly squeezed), a teaspoon of yogurt, and a teaspoon of grated apple.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, which will help absorb any excess oil while brightening and moisturizing your skin. Apply this face pack to skin, allowing it to sit on skin for approximately 15 minutes.
Use lukewarm water to rinse it away, patting skin dry gently and apply moisturizer if needed.
Sensitive Skin Face Pack
To make a face pack that works well for sensitive skin, take a small apple and boil it until tender. After removing the apple from the hot water, allow it to cool until you can touch it enough to peel away the skin.
Place the apple in a bowl, mashing the flesh using a fork. Add a teaspoon of pure coconut cream and a teaspoon of ripe banana to the apple.
Mix well until you have a smooth paste. Gently rub the paste on skin, allowing it to sit on skin for about 20 minutes.
Rinse the paste away with some lukewarm water, gently patting skin dry.
Normal to Dry Skin Face Pack (and Spot Treatment for Acne)
This is a popular, easy face pack to make. Combine ½ teaspoon of organic honey with a teaspoon of freshly grated apple. Mix until you have a paste.
Apply the paste to your skin and let it sit on skin for about 15 minutes. Use warm water to rinse the paste away and pat gently until skin is dry.
If you want to use this as a spot treatment for acne, apply the paste right to the problem area and allow to sit on skin for 20 minutes before you rinse it away.
How to Polish the Skin
To make an apple skin polish, mix a tablespoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of honey, and a tablespoon of pureed apple together in a little bowl.
The wheat germ in the polish will help to exfoliate away dead skin cells, which will reveal newer, more beautiful skin cells. Apply the polish to the face, massaging gently into skin.
Allow to sit on your face for about 20 minutes and then gently rinse it away using lukewarm water.
Sure, apples taste amazing, but you can use apples to improve your skin too.
With so many great benefits, apples make a great natural ingredient that can easily be incorporated into your skincare routine.